Horse Health Matters®

Equine Senses and How They Relate to Behavior

by EquiMed Staff

April 26, 2018 15:59

Learn how your horse's behavior is determined by what he see, hears, smells, and feels, and the part you play in affecting your horses responses to its world …

Applying a Standing Wrap for Bandage Support

by EquiMed Staff

April 12, 2017 11:48

The standing wrap is the most basic bandage used on a horse, and one that every horseman should know how to do properly because it protects the horse's legs, …

Fitness And Conditioning

Effects of Equine Conditioning

EquiMed Staff

Effects of Equine Conditioning

by EquiMed Staff

April 13, 2017 16:25

Learn how your horse's body adapts to the challenges of conditioning with incremental increases in intensity and duration, and how the horse's fitness and …

Caring for Your Horse - Tools of the Trade

by EquiMed Staff

April 17, 2017 11:51

Learn about the 8 different types of essential tools you need to care for your horse and how each is important in providing adequate care …

Tip of the Day

If you find that your horse has been deprived of water for more than a day, do not allow your horse to drink too much water at one time. Severe dehydration may required administation of electolytes intraveneously.

Healthy Barn

Creating a Healthy Horse Barn

EquiMed Staff

Creating a Healthy Horse Barn

by EquiMed Staff

April 27, 2017 12:48

Learn about the many factors that go into creating a healthy barn by considering your needs for durability, ease of maintenance, cost, and esthetic appearance …

Healthy Barn

Keeping Cool with Barn Misters

EquiMed Staff

Keeping Cool with Barn Misters

by EquiMed Staff

April 23, 2018 19:40

Learn strategies for helping your horses stay cool on hot summer days, and when all else fails, how different kinds of barn misters can help fight off the heat …

Hoof Care

Treating Quarter Cracks

Flossie Sellers

Treating Quarter Cracks

by Flossie Sellers

April 30, 2017 15:28

Learn what causes quarter cracks in your horse's hooves and the 7 steps necessary to repair an infected quarter crack, and why prompt services of a farrier are …

Healthy Barn

Importance of Good Ventilation in Horse Barns

Heather Smith Thomas

Importance of Good Ventilation in Horse Barns

by Heather Smith Thomas

July 14, 2019 15:06

Many horses have allergic airway disease or heaves due to improper barn ventilation because of dust and poor-quality air held within the confines of the barn …

Videos

Hoof Care - Trimming the Donkey

Video of donkey hoof trimming.

Horse Snips

Horse Health Video Shorts

Essentials

Meeting the Horse's Basic Dietary Needs

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 11:17

Horses require basic nutrition elements in proper proportions and amounts. This article discuss the equine's basic dietary needs, giving you the information you …

General Care

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

November 8, 2018 11:24

Read about the many types of parasites that can affect your horse and learn how using the three "arms" of strategic deworming can be an answer to your parasite …

General Care

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

April 21, 2017 10:34

An effective equine vaccination program always begins with a discussion with your veterinarian and why the risk factors in your particular area of the country …

First Aid

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

EquiMed Staff

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

by EquiMed Staff

April 10, 2017 10:26

Minor injuries and illnesses in horses can turn into costly or catastrophic situations if not recognized and treated promptly. Read to learn the 5 principles of …

Word of the Day

Cloning

Research activity that creates a copy of an organism.

Want a Healthy Horse? Look to the Way Horses Live in the Wild …

by EquiMed Staff

April 25, 2017 13:06

Over the years, researchers have thoroughly investigated the evolution of horses and determined that the way horses live in the wild can serve as a guide for …

es·sen·tial
/əˈsen(t)SHəl/
adjective
  1. absolutely necessary; extremely important.
    synonyms: crucial, necessary, key, vital, indespensable, important, of the essence, critcal imperative, manditory, compulsory, obligatory

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